Eminem came for everybody on his recent Music To Be Murdered By album, including Joe Budden - but Budden doesn't seem too bothered by the jab.
Em takes aim at Budden on "Lock It Up," which features Anderson .Paak, as he raps:
"Tryna save at Kroger/ So why would I give a f*ck about back-stabbin' Trader Joe for?"
But as per usual, Budden took the jab on the chin and gave his honest feedback among fits of laughter.
"The Em line in that song, when he was tearing Lord Jamar's ass up on old group flips, that led to 'Your group is off the chain, but you're the weakest link. 'In a song featuring [members of] Slaughterhouse, I could see how that looked like it was about Joe. Joe says it was not. That's about Lord Jamar, obviously, if you listen to the eight bars coming before it. You get your panties out the bunch," he said on a recent episode of the Joe Budden Podcast.
"Trader Joe. That's hurtful. That's not right! That's offensive, man. Trader Joe? I'm Joe. You're telling me Joe is a traitor?" Budden laughs.
He continued: "The same way I feel like [Eminem] should stop dissing Lord Jamar, he should stop dissin' me. Hey, whatever we had—that exchange when you did all the[ interview segments with Sway Calloway], and whenever I said whatever I said on the pod', it a moment in time. We had our exchange. It's over. In 2020, I can't harbor negativity not only towards one of the best rappers, but somebody I'm not angry at. That's what I gotta stop doin'. I don't be mad at the people I come in and kill. There's no hostility after that." "That's why 'Trader Joe' is hurtful a lil' bit. Last week I was gonna come in here and play that [Kxng Crooked] record ['I Luv Y'all'] where he said my name on a record."